Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables - Judith Durant

Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables - Judith Durant

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A popular design element in many of today's garments and home decor items, as well as an iconic part of many different knitting traditions, cables add drama and texture to knitted fabric. 'Cable Left, Cable Right' takes the mystery out of how to create and design them, for all levels of knitting skill.

Cables are groups of stitches that can be twisted to the right or to the left in organic, rope-like ways. Crossing and recrossing each other, they undulate across a background of knitting. They can be dainty or chunky (the latter is a current favourite). This book explores basic cables, hourglasses/diamonds/pretzels, braids, and all-over patterns, and then goes on to show how to spice things up by adding different textured stitches, colour, and even beads and reversible cables. Plain or fancy, cables allow knitters to make a one-of-a-kind product. Dozens of close-up photos demonstrate not only the techniques but also the wide variety of design options possible.

The book offers especially useful advice for potential problem areas, such as transitioning to different elements in the garment, as well as keeping the cables going while also shaping the garment and maintaining the rest of the stitch pattern. This handbook is the perfect problem-solving companion to any knitting pattern featuring cables.

About the Author

Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling 'One-Skein Wonders' series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of 'Increase, Decrease' and 'Knit One, Bead Too'; and the co-author of 'Knitting Know-How'. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years.